Wales meaning

wālz
A principality of the United Kingdom west of England on the island of Great Britain. Incorporated with England since the Act of Union (1536), Wales has maintained its own distinct culture and a strong nationalist sentiment. Cardiff is the capital and the largest city.
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Division of the United Kingdom, occupying a peninsula of WC Great Britain: 8,019 sq mi (20,769 sq km); chief city, Cardiff.
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Plural form of wale.
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Third-person singular simple present indicative form of wale.
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One of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom.
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Origin of wales

  • From Proto-Germanic *walhaz (“foreigner"), probably from Latin Volcae.
    From Wiktionary